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CNN
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
mckay has more. >> reporter: jerry brown jr., a dallas cowboy's practice squad linebacker was killed early saturday in a one-vehicle crash in irving, texas. the 25-year-old brown was a passenger driven by cowboys' teammate josh brent. police arrested and booked the 24-year-old brent, a defensive lineman into the irving city jail on one count of intoxicating manslaughter. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. after he performed those tests along with our officers' observations and the conversations they had with him, he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. >> reporter: the dallas cowboys learned of the death of one teammate and the arrest of another before they boarded a flight to cincinnati where they'll play the bengals on sunday. team owner jerry jones issue add statement that read, we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
and scott brown, take a look at their sparring this year. >> i think what you're referring to is the fact that professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color. and as you can see, she's not. >> senator brown wants to raise an issue about my character, then i'll lay it out there. you know, when i was growing up, these are the stories i knew about my heritage. i believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles and i never asked anybody for any documentation. >> well, i'll tell you, scott brown obviously lost that race. with john kerry going to state, scott walker's probably going to run in june, they could be serving together, what do you think about that? >> she knocked him out like manny pacquiao got knocked out, so forget that. she beat him down this last race, trust me. >> barack obama dealt the knockout blow. it wasn't this candidate, she was a very, very weak candidate by any standard. she's beloved by progressives but she won because barack obama was at the top of the ticket, let's get real. >> scott brown has a 58% favorability rating, it's like
CNN
Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
? >> chris brown got into a twitter car over the weekend. >> some really degrading comments from chris brown who really needs to learn how to avoid these kinds of things. >> why does a man who beat up his girlfriend have 11 million followers? >>> sometimes rummors turn out o be true. jeff zucker was the logical choice so it was hardly a shock when he got the job. he talked about the cable news wars and why his cable outlet was moving left in an interview two years ago with charlie rose. >> i think i've always encouraged our folks to watch fox news and learn frp it. nobody should hold their nose. >> is that the reason msnbc decided it's in our interest and future to make sure that we get people like keith oberman who can play in his arena with the same kind of passion they play in their arena? >> i think what you learn in the cable news and information world is that news and information is ubiquitous. >> he didn't minimize the challenge he face at cnn. what does he bring to the job and in what direction should he take the network? joining us now here in washington is critic for th
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
republican senator who was defeated by elizabeth warren in his bid for re-election, that scott brown will be the republican nominee. that special election i think is scheduled for around june of this year and there's already been a few democratic potential candidates who are thinking of challenging scott brown assuming scott brown runs for that senate seat, whether deval patrick, the governor of massachusetts, congressman ed markey, the long serving democratic congressman from massachusetts. there's been some other names mentioned as well, but it's going to have a political fallout as well as international fallout, but the bottom line is the president has decided to nominate john kerry as the next secretary of state. >> it is interesting, too, that the republican scott brown came out for gun control legislation, some form of gurn control legislation, which we have not heard from many sitting republicans. >> scott brown's position has evolved since the fallout a week ago of what happened in newtown, connecticut. he favored an assault weapons ban if done by states. he didn't think the feder
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
me now is jerry brown's mother and his grandmother. welcome both to you. first, let me offer you my deepest condolences on this devastating loss to you and your family. it's every mother's nightmare, stacey. how are you bearing up with it? >> my faith. knowing that jerry's in good hands now with god and the strong faith that i have, knowing that i'll see him again one day. >> how did you hear the news? >> the police officer was trying to locate me for four hours, and finally got my telephone number from someone and called me while i was at work, which he didn't know i was at work. i just wanted him to tell me what was wrong. and he told me that my son was killed this morning, saturday morning, at 2:00 something in dallas, texas, in a car crash. >> when you heard that alcohol may have played a contributing factor, were you angry? you obviously know the man who is accused as well. he's been a friend of your late son for a very long time. how did you feel? >> well, i was upset, but i realized, you know, our youth today are young and stupid, and we were all once that age, and have done
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
three. >> you're saying it's better than this one? >> yours has a charlie brown aspect to it. >> i think it needs me. >> reporter: what patrick needs and has is a christmas tree, with a nice plump one that grazes the ceiling rather than pierces it. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that will definitely make you look twice, no doubt. thank you so much for starting your morning with us. much more ahead on cnn saturday morning, which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it's 8:00 am on the east coast, 5:00 am in the west. >>> powerful national rifle association, here's tom foreman. >> hey, randi, nra officials were quiet in the days following the newtown, connecticut, shooting, giving people time to mourn. now they are speaking up and they have a lot to say. despite protesters, the president and public opinion increasingly pushing against the gun lobby, the national rifle association sent a sharp message to its leader, wayne lapierre, no retreat. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with an a gun is a good guy with a gun. i call on congress today to act immedia
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00pm PST
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CNN
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
for that. we'll be right back. >>> some are calling it the next "roe v. wade" or brown versus board of education. the issue the u.s. supreme court agreed to take on that will make history. >>> all of those who argued for non-intervention because of the things that might happen have now happened because we failed to intervene. >> when is enough enough? that is the question many are asking about syria as the death toll climbs and concerns mount over chemical weapons. now some lawmakers are saying it may be too late to stop mass destruction. >>> and could this be the end of "gangnam style" mania? why pop sensation psy is apologizing for some anti-american lyrics. [ telephones ringing ] at chevy's year-end event, we have 11 vehicles that offer an epa-estimated 30 mpg highway or better. yeah? hey. hey. where's your suit? oh, it's casual friday. oh. [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 malibu ls for around $199 per month, or get $1,000 holiday bonus cash. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspecti
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
for it. how many people in 1954 were saying, country is not ready for desegregation, brown against board of education, too soon. >> reporter: but everyone says this is a conservative court. why are you doing it now? >> because ted is a conservative guy. there are lots of conservative people, the idea that civil rights and human rights is exclusively a liberal preserve, i think it is flat wrong. >> reporter: their clients have faith their lawyers will win. will david and ted be at the wedding? >> they better be. >> they just might officiate the wedding. >> right. that would be interesting. >> reporter: or they could be best man. >> man and man, right? >> in our wedding and in life. >> reporter: in the end, it will be a decision for the high court. last time you went to the supreme court, didn't go so well for you. what is going to be different this time with the two of you together? >> well, one thing, i've got ted on my side. >> the one thing different, this time we got all the votes i can persuade, there will be no votes left on the other side. >> reporter: no recount? >> no recou
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
played a game in the wake of tragedy. this player, jerry brown jr., of the dallas cowboys, died early yesterday in a car accident. brown was a passenger. the driver was his teammate, josh brent, who now has a $500,000 bond while facing charges he killed someone while driving drunk. police say brent's mercedes was moving very fast when he hurt a curb and flipped. josh brent has a history of dui. >>> an update to last week's tragedy in kansas city. new video released by police show javon bell cher hours before he killed his girlfriend then his. dash cam video shows police talking to belcher after they found him sleeping in his car. listen to what police told him in this advice i don't released by kansas city police. >> you live right here? >> yeah. >> okay, that's going to be your best bet. >> we're trying to cut you a break here. >> belcher told police he was going to a nearby apartment to see a woman. >>> a cloud of political uncertainty is hanging over venezuela. president chavez announced his cancer has returned and he is traveling to cuba for surgery for a third time. but this time
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 11:30am PST
players. jerry brown jr. was killed early yesterday when the car he was riding in hit a curb at high speed in irving, texas. police say the mercedes went 900 feet, flipped and caught fire. police say cowboys nose tackle was pulling him from the burnt car when they arrived. brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sob ryety tests. after the tests, based on his performance, along with our officer's observations and the conversations they had with him, he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. >> brent did not enter a plea this morning. bail is at $500,000. >>> an update to last week's tragedy that shocked the kansas city chiefs, new video shows belcher hours before he killed his girlfriend then himself. the first video shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping in his car. he was not arrested and belcher told police he was going to an apartment to see a woman. listen now to what police told him in this
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
perspective and it's hard to have diversity with women or black or red or yellow or brown or white if you have no relationships. and if i don't know the chairman of the republican national committee, i have no confidence that he has any relationship with chuck roast black guy, with billfold working white guy, with joe six pack hispanic. if i don't know him and i don't is say that to be self-serving. i just say that to point out how perplexing this when we think we can get people to vote for us if we don't know them. >> let's look at your bio. you were a member of congress from oklahoma for eight years. legislated chairman of the house republican conference, the fourth ranking leadership position and now, the chairman of a communications and public affairs company. you've had a long history in the republican party and as a manager and our peter hamby, he reported this about what the news of you rubbing for rnc chair was greeted with. he said he was met with a mix of quote skepticism, dispolice chief and even a hint of ridicule. do you believe it is racially driven? >> i don't. i think this. i t
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm PST
means to be black because everybody around me is white. meanwhile, her best friend is a brown girl whose parents are from africa but they are from egypt and so people tell her well, you know, you're not really black. you're african but not really african-american. both these girls are grappling with what it means to be brown skinned and who is really black in america today. >> this is a personal topic for you. it's part of your interest in all this. at what point did you realize, not to be indiscreet here, that your color changed the way people perceived you? >> early on. i grew up in an all white neighborhood in long island, so people made it very clear that our family didn't quite fit in. i have a similar background to nya's. my mom is black, my dad is white but my parents were very direct about our identity. for my five brothers and sisters and me. we're black. my mother is cuban so we're latino. for us it's a very different situation than for a lot of young people today. growing number of young people are mixed race and they're trying to work out their identity, and it's really
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
could save on the brands you want. walmart. >>> a young woman uses a brown paper bag to show kids a tough lesson on the history of judging people by their skin color. soledad o'brien has more on today's segment of "black in america." >> -- even in the same grade. >> reporter: kiara lee recently graduated from the university of richmond. her passion is educating children about colorism. >> tell me about that. why did the teacher not call on him? >> because she ugly. >> reporter: she is 7 years old and her mother is worried her little girl is already getting the message, dark skin is bad. >> i think my skin is ugly. >> why do you think it's ugly? >> because i don't want to be dark. >> you don't want to be dark? >> no. i want to be light skinned. >> why? >> because light skinned is pretty. >> you think so? >> yes. >> can somebody tell me what that means? >> my stance is, teach the children what it is, show them the history, make them aware of this issue so that when they go to school, when they go out in the world, they're armed with this information. because he wants to buy her, becau
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 11:00am PST
career ahead of him. let's see what he does, how committed he is. scott brown, the incumbent republican senator who just lost to elizabeth warren in his bid for re-election, he's almost certainly going to be the republican nominee. and that special election will happen in may or june. scott brown wants to be in the senate, maybe he'll get himself elected. let's see if ben affleck is serious or not serious. there are others, duvall patrick, the governor of massachusetts, he might want to be the democratic nominee. congressman ed markey, house of represents for a long time, his name is being floated seriously. ted kennedy jr. let's see what happens. there is a lot of potential democrats out there. we'll see how serious scott brown is about trying to regain that senate seat. >> okay. wolf blitzer, thank you very much. we'll look for you the at top of the hour. if i don't talk to you before then, happy holidays and see you next year, my friend. >>> the nra today bashing video games for playing a role in the mass shootings one week ago today. well, in newtown, a 12-year-old boy and his broth
CNN
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
could n't you say the same thing about chris brown and rihanna? the day she turned up battered and bruised did anybody suspect that chris brown was a batterer? >> here's what i will say about that, carol. there's a lot of things that go unspoken we know in situations. and i think that there's always those report that is come after like we heard in the chris brown and rihanna situation that they had a bit of a volatile relationship. some people made it sound as easy as, well, they loved hard. they fought a lot but they loved very hard and you hear that phrase a lot of times. in this situation now with jovan belcher and kasandra perkins, they fought but no one really thought anything of it. one of her friends gave an interview to a newspaper yesterday saying she told me they had had an argument a couple days before and everything was fine now. sometimes and chiefs quarterback brady quinn made this point yesterday after the game. he said sometimes you have to -- when you ask someone how they're doing or what's going on, you have to mean it and want to know what is going on. >> exactly
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
teammate, jerry brown jr. when the engine caught fire, stacy mcwilliams tells cnn affiliate wfaa she heard cries for help. >> and i looked at him, i said is there somebody in the car? is there somebody in the car? and he was like yes. so i said get him out of the car, mike. you can't just stand here and watch this man die, pull him out of the car, and he said to me he won't get out. i said get him out of the car, you know, commanding him, get him out of the car. >> well brown died following the crash. brent now faces charges in connection with the accident. cnn has not independently spoken with stacy mcwilliams but brent's lawyer has given us a statement and part of it the statement says "it is believed mr. brown was already deceased and could not possibly have uttered the calls for help claimed by ms. mcwilliams. it has not been verified but it appears she called the media before calling the police." >>> the screen actor's guild kicking off the award season with this year's nominations and nichelle turner is there. >> reporter: good morning, i'm good don lemon. this is the show where acto
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
a single car accident involving a teammate. police say brown was in the passenger seat of a car that hit a curb and flipped over in the dallas area this morning. police have arrested the driver, cowboys player, joshua brent on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. the spokesperson said the organization is deeply saddened by this news and the passing of jerry brown. our hearts and sympathies are with the members of jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him. we'll be right back. [ knock on door ] cool, you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. since ameriprise financial was founded bac
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 1:00am PST
never be placed. >> with her big brown eyes, 6-year-old carol previdi was nicknamed boo character in the movie monsters inc. she was all smiles and called silly caroline because of the way she tried to make people laugh. she had a spunky side, loved to draw and dance. she was in the first grade and neighbors remember her sitting on the school bus sitting next to a nervous kindergarten boy who was going to school for the first time. she wanted to make sure that he wasn't scared. for vicki soto, teaching was passion and a life-long dream. she was 27 years old. five years ago she began teaching first grade at sandy hook elementary, and she loved every moment of it. her mom says vicky loved her students more than life. always referring to them as her kids, instead of her students. she wanted to be known as a good teacher but also as a fun teacher. her students loved her. many said she was their favorite teacher. on friday, vicki died a hero. after hearing gun shots, she herded her kids into the closet and shielded them from the gunman. >> she loved her kids. she talked about them all the tim
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
people asking are they or aren't they? chris brown has renewed his friendship with the singer. but is it more than just friends? song tweets from rihanna suggested otherwise. >> they want to keep everybody guessing and don't want to explain it to anyone in the world. >> the jackson family. >> reporter: more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenager daughter, paris, announced on twitter that her grandmother was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship. >> she says she was not kidnapped. >> reporter: michael's siblings were disputing the claim, saying the mother was resting on doctor's orders. >> tearing up my pants, mama. >> reporter: whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show, here comes honey boo boo, about a child and her family. rapper psy had a catchy gangnam style song. the trademark dance shattered records on line, becoming the number one watched video on youtube, with more than 970 million views. but his new found fame was not without controversy. his difficult anti--amer
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 9:00pm PST
father was the director of safety and security for brown foreman for over 20 years. >> he was a santa claus, right? >> yes. in his retirement. >> he was very keen on safety. >> yeah, growing up, his nickname was safety man. my dad was in my house with me all the time, and my mom was, too. and this idea that my house was somehow, you know, halfway built or any of those kinds of things, it's just absurd. it is absurd. the person that came up with the ashes story was me, you know, i was worried that when i went to bed and saw the box next to the mud room -- sorry, in the mud room next to the door, i thought, oh, i should put that outside, and then i thought, no, it's okay. i vividly remember this. of course i do. so i went to bed, and when i got up i came out to the front to the top of the porch, i looked around and i saw my parents' bedroom windows, and i looked and there was no flame there, and i looked back, and the way my house was built i could go all the way around, and i saw 8-foot white parks coming out the direction of the meter, and the sound -- it was so quiet. all i heard was
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
dinner. >> reporter: beautiful. look at that. golden brown. >> golden brown. pounded veal. breaded and deep fried. they're really good. and i always tell everybody, like i said in the kitchen, a lot of love into those to get them done right. >> the wiener schnitzel. >> i got the schity nitzel, it' awesome, and the slovenian potatoes that the waitress recommended. highly recommended. and the stuffed cabbage, awesome. >> reporter: you don't have to be old or even from the old country to enjoy this place. >> i'm celebrating my birthday. i got my friends together, thought we'd do something different. having some fun. >> reporter: the nice thing is after you've had a good meal, you probably had the strudel, you can go out and burn it all off. >> they've been coming here since day one. >> reporter: get the dessert and get dancing. i hope you enjoyed it. if you're ever in cleveland, you know what they say -- stop on by. in the meantime, i'm going to go work off some of the food. ♪ >> reporter: martin savidge, cnn, cleveland. [ male announcer ] this december, remember you can stay in and sha
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
what could be a ballooning tax bill for us. >>> chris brown and rihanna keeping people guessing about the next step in their lives. >>> war has started. and we are hopelessly outgunned. >> oh, i love that movie. we are going back to the movies big time. "usa today" reports box office ticket sales are heading toward an all-time high, breaking 2009's record. hollywood's take has been boosted by some blockbusters including "the avengers." according to boxofficemojo.com "the avengers" took in more than $623 million over a five-month period. woo! tom cruise is big at the box office but he made it into the year's top entertainment stories for something he did off screen and you probably know what that is. here's nischell turner with our rundown. >> reporter: catchy dance tunes, celebrity tunes and the tragic death of a singing icon, a few of the topics that had people talking. here's the look at the top ten stories from 2012. ♪ call me maybe >> reporter: the viral sensation "call me maybe" it earned countless re-enactments, like this video posted by the u.s. olympic swim team. the force i
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Dec 21, 2012 9:00am PST
scott brown will run for that seat. he ran and lost and so could he go for that seat? but there are other names circulating and ben affleck is always -- the most best to look at. and there's even talk that vicky kennedy, senator ted kennedy's widow, i'm told, might temporarily fill the seat. she's not interested in running for it, but i am told by a democrat that she would consider temporarily filling it until there is an election for a permanent replacement. >> a kennedy or ben affleck. that will be an interesting run there. >> a lot of options. >> all right. thank you. >> president obama nominating senator john kerry for secretary of state. that is happening in the next hour and 1:30 p.m. eastern and kerry would replace hillary clinton as she steps down from the post and we'll have that announcement as soon as it starts and that will be live at 1:30. in newtown, connecticut, was there a moment of silence. the ringing of the bells. [ bells ] >> church bells rang out in honor of those killed a week ago when a gunman burst into sandy hook elementary school. 20 children and six adults
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
." our team is ron brown, editorial director at "national journal." will cain from the blaze and the ghost of roland martin. do you need a note from the principal's office? somebody needs to explain to me what goes on with roland. he's never there. >> how do i get that freedom? >> the thing about roland, once he arrives, you won't know he was missing in the first place. alina chochl. >> count on me, ali velshi. good morning, a fight between world powers with agonized parents and children caught in the middle. russian president has banned u.s. families from adopting russian orphans. moscow says too many orphans have been abused by their new american parents. state department says it is willing to talk more about keeping the children safe. >>> fiscal cliff isn't the only threat to the u.s. economy. get a load of this. the container cliff. nearly 15,000 dockworkers from maryland to texas are threatening to strike, starting sunday, which could shut down more than a dozen key shipping ports and cripple commerce across the country. dock on workers are demanding higher container royalties t
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Dec 19, 2012 2:00am PST
it will take to get a deal done with paul brown of georgia. >>> a third day of funerals in newtown today. four more victims laid to rest. hero teacher victoria soto, and three of the children. students in newtown returned to class yesterday. everyone but the sandy hook kids who will return after winter break to a school in a neighboring town. sandra endo, there for the first day back. >> the first day back to school in newtown. children returning to classes tuesday. and the painful reminder of those who could not. on the bus ride to school, grief was a constant reminder. >> i noticed it was like quiet. so -- because people were thinking about the tragedy that happened. >> reporter: at schools, teachers and students spent time to reflect. >> they just talked about how things will get better than they are now. i felt safe, because when your teachers talk to you and comfort you about what happened. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary, the next time they return to class will be in the new year. newtown superintendent says teachers and students need more time to deal with
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
. fall in love with progressive's claims service. >>> you know the sound. sweet georgia brown theme music of the harlem globetrotters, the iconic basketball team that entertained audiences around the world for more than 80 years. they took their crazy antics and amazing skills to afghanistan this holiday season to perform for the troops. long ball shooter firefly fisher was among the players there. fisher is in his third year as globetrotter and joins us live from new york. what do you got? let me see your skills? >> how's everything? >> good. let me see that move? nice, sweet. i remember from back in the day. you were there for a couple weeks. how was your trip? tell us about it? >> it was great. we actually played ten games on our annual military tour and two games were in afghanistan, one was in bagram, then we played in kuwa kuwait, bahrain and uae. i'm glad i was there. >> you make it look easy. what does this mean for some of the men and women that you met over there? >> it means a lot, because you know, the globetrotters are not around our family as much because we're gone fo
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
wealthy. congressman brown, will the president get his wish? >> i think the president wants higher tax rates for everybody. even the lowest paid employees in this country is pushing towards. the problem is not the higher rates and taxes which i totally oppose, we have to talk about spending. spending is the problem and what's going to us off the cliff. it is leading towards a collapse of america that is going to hurt the poorest americans and seniors on a limited income. those working on the middle class americans. >> speaker boehner said many, many times before, the problem facing washington is not taxes being too low, but spending being too high. we know your side wants spending cuts and cutting, but medicare. we saw this poll today. they said it doesn't cut medicare. morgan deduction, 66% of americans said don't cut that. tax deductions for making donations to charity. 72% said don't cut that. the numbers just make me wonder, do republicans in congress who clearly want to cut these things, do they have the support of constituents? do you? >> the problem is the polls don't reflec
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm PST
player josh brent was charged with manslaughter after a car crash that killed his teammate gary brown. that was a dui. and while the recent off-field violence was shocking, it's the violence on the field that is perhaps a more pressing issue for the legal because while there's criticism of the violence and reckless behavior away from the game, let's just be honest, america. we celebrate it on the field. that's what football is all about. as players have become bigger and faster than ever before, we have seen a rise in injuries, particularly concussions. these injuries, some of which have caused lives and the minds of players, literally, have prompted many to say the game has to change. it has to be a lot less dangerous for players. so far, those suggestions have been met with resistance which mostly come down to money. the nfl right now is enjoying its highest ratings ever. and the league brings in more than $9 billion a year. the question is, would a less dangerous game be less exciting? meaning fewer viewers and less money. or would it save the nfl from extinction? did you know the
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
that has hollywood asking, are they or aren't they? chris brown, who beat his then-girlfriend, rihanna in 2009 said in october he renewed his friendship with the singer. is it more than just friends? vague tweets have suggested otherwise. >> they want to keep everyone guessing, and they don't want to explain what's going on with their relationship to anyone in the world. >>> the jacksons, the family drama turning into one big reality show. >> more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as paris announced on twitter that her grandmother and guardian, katherine jackson, was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kids. >> katherine jackson is back home, and she says she wasn't kidnapped. >> mikell's siblings disputed the claim saying their mother was resting in arizona under doctor's order. a judge later restored katherine as permanent guardian of the children. >>> whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show "here comes honey boo boo" about a child beauty pageant and her family. rapp
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Dec 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
to spike up his brown hair. he was a little boy who looked forward to growing up. he liked to sing at the top of his lungs and would ask how old do i have to be before i can sing on a stage? he also wanted to know when he'd be old enough to order a foot long ham sandwich at subway one of his favorite places. james was born four weeks prematurely, his family used to joke, he came into the world because he was hungry. his parents say he was an early riser, always the first to wake the family up, always eager to start the day. at the end of the day, he loved nothing more than to cuddle up with this mom under a blanket on the couch. james also adored spending time with his dad. in his obituary, he writes, if dad was outside, james liked to be right there with him. their love of one another was one of a kind. james was his dad's mini look-alike. jessica rekos loved everything about horses. she'd spend her free time reading books about them. drawing pictures, even watching movies about them. she was waiting for the day she could get her very own horse. her parents, both raised in newtown
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
brent. he was behind the wheel in a car accident this weekend that killed teammate jerry brown, jr. police believe brent was drunk when he flipped his mercedes yesterday morning. >>> we have an update to last week's tragedy in kansas city. new video released by police shows chiefs linebacker javon belcher hours before he killed his girlfriend and then himself. the police dashcam video shows officers talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping in his car. >> you live right here? then you just need to go upstairs, dude. >> okay. that's going to be your best bet. >> we're trying to cut you a break here. >> belcher told police he was going to a nearby apartment to see a woman. >>> gay couples living in washington made history joining in the first legal same-sex marriages in the state. sarah and emily cover were the first to get married at the king county courthouse in seattle. >> we're totally in love with each other, and we support each other through good times and tough times just like any other marriage, and so it's really important to us that we can honor that love
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
investigation, i mean, my father was the director of safety and security for brown foreman over 20 years. >> he was an in store santa claus, wasn't me? >> yes. in his retirement. in his retirement. >> he was very keen on safety and that. you were very aware. >> yes, yes. as a kid growing up, i mean, his nickname is safety man. my dad was in my house with my all the time. and my mom was, too. and, you know, this idea that my house was somehow, you know, halfway built or any of those kinds of things, it is just absurd. it is absurd. and so, the person that came up with the ashes story was me. you know? i was bereaved that when i went to bed and saw the box next to the mud room, or i'm sorry in the mud room next to the door i thought, oh, i should put that outside. and then i thought, no, it's okay. i vividly remember this. of course i do. and so, i went to bed. when i got up, i came out the front on to the front top of the porch. i looked around. and i saw my parent's bedroom windows and i looked up. there was no flame there. and i looked back and the way that my house was built i co
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Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm PST
. brown's class, i believe. but you know, we have other funerals to go to and it's a tough -- going to be a tough week. it's going to be a tough road to haul for the next couple weeks. our community's completely devastated. everybody walking around town is completely numb, bags under their eyes, not knowing what to do. we need national support and we don't want you guys to forget about us as you pull away out of our town. something has to be done and there are people standing up ready to do something. we just need to see action. >> one of the people who died was vicky soto. i know that your daughter, who is now 12, remembers vicky. vicky was a substitute teacher when your daughter was at sandy hook. what was it as a father that made her so memorable? >> my daughter said how nice she was. my son knows her from being in school there last year, how nice she was and how kind. she's a beautiful woman, in the prime of her life. the job that she did with the students is echoed throughout the community. just a memorable person and all the teachers are like that. the administrators, miss hochsp
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
josh brent in an accident that killed teammate jerry brown. he's been charged with intoxication manslaughter, carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison but he could be eligible for probation. >>> newly released documents show the fbi viewed the occupy wall street movement as a potential threat and had counterterrorism agents from alaska to florida keeping watch. agents were in touch with police, businesses and universities nationwide, even before demonstrations began in new york city last year. >>> the winter storm that hit dallas affected air travel out of dfw airport causing a nightmare scenario for passengers on one flight. cnn affiliate wfaa in dallas reports the american airlines flight sat at the gate for nearly five hours. one passenger said the airline told them they could get off but also warned them that they could be leaving any minute. the pilot not only apologized to his passengers, but took a shot at those who kept the passenger stuck on the plane. >> it's beyond reproach. i have no words to tell you that, how sorry i am for all of this. decisions are being
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
see a brown truck somewhere. u.p.s. says today is its peak shipping day. 28 million packages expected to be delivered in the u.s. that's about 300 per second, and u.p.s. says that's a record. tomorrow is the deadline to make sure your gifts arrive by christmas eve. >> another year, missed the deadline yet again. thank you. >>> if you were waiting for not a gift but the day that tim tebow would be a starting nfl quarterback, you're going to have to wait a little bit longer. for now at least. tebow is not the answer for the struggling jets. listen to coach rex ryan. >> tim can play, you know, quarterback, do our traditional things, but to me i was just -- i just kind of made a decision that in my gut i feel that the best thing for our football team is for greg to be our quarterback now. >> that greg is the third stringer, greg mcelroy, who will start in place of the struggling mark sanchez. tebow obviously not very happy. the "new york daily news" is reporting he is going to ask to be traded. not exactly a ringing endorsement or anything from rex ryan. i mean wow. >> nothing. can we jus
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
see the brown spots in that is the accumulation of toxic proteins. what can happen is that with repeated injury and over a period of years and years these proteins accumulate and if -- often there's nothing you can do, and they actually can interfere with the way that the brain functions. you can just see it so clearly in those images. >> you know, one of the critical questions a lot of parents obviously have as their kids get involved in sports and progress through, you know, football or hockey or all those sports where you can suffer repeated traumas, what's critical here is that it's not just the concussions that you have to be worried about according to the study, right? >> right. this study -- these folks didn't necessarily have a whole lot of concussions. we're talking about 68 people who they looked at. some of them it was just a matter of, you know, repeated head injuries, you know, and just being sort of batted around over the years. now, it's interesting that the folks in the study were between the ages of 17 and 98, and what they could see was that the injury was -- t
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
about the bobby brown reality show. we shot a pilot two years ago called power brokers that involved the family. just a continuation of being together as a family, supporting one another, standing with one another. and even if we don't do a second season and we move on, i think the cameras will always be there, just because we are whitney houston's family. >> you're whitney's former manager in addition to being her sister-in-law. do you think one day you would manage bobbi kristina? >> no. i think i just want to be auntie pat. i'll let someone else do that, just be behind her all the way. >> this book is absolutely gorgeous. i have to say whoever stole this out of my office, i would like it back because it's my christmas gift to me. thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> i did not take that book. i promise. >> you had you. >> we will find it. it is gorgeous. >>> u.s. stock futures up slightly this morning. s&p 500 up 12% so far this year. where it ends depends on the fiscal cliff. i asked the ceo of fedex how companies plan ahead when washington is so dysfunctional. >> i
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
. california governor jerry brown signed the law not too long ago, which is scheduled to go into effect the first of the year. but this judge now says that may not work because it could trample the first amendment rights of therapists. >>> coming up next, police are frantically searching for this 11-year-old little girl, a cancer patient. she was last seen right here in the surveillance video walking out of the hospital doors with her mom. now, doctors worry her life is in danger. we have the latest on the investigation next. can your hearing aid do this? lyric can. lyric can. lyric can. lyric by phonak is the world's only 24/7, 100% invisible hearing device. it's tiny. but that might be the least revolutionary thing about lyric. lyric can be worn 24/7 for up to four months, without battery changes. call 1-800-511-3035 for a risk-free trial. cookie: there's absolutely no way anyone can see it even if they get right up to my ear. michael: wake up, go to sleep...showering, running, all your activities. lyric can also give you exceptionally clear, natural sound in quiet and noisy en
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
chief of police department spokesman paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear if the one that they have in custody is indeed the woman that was seen on that security video that you showed earlier. however,his woman apparently made implicating statements regarding that push. it happened in queens like i said. it was the 7 train. she was apparently walking back and forth when all of a sudden, she lunged forward, pushed this man who was then crushed to his death. again the second time this has happened in new york in this month. >> and what if anything do we know, david, about statements that this woman supposedly has made where she may have implicated herself? >> that's a goo
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Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
only been on twitter for about 15 hours. he already called chris brown a douche bag. >> the twitter name of the pope is pontifacts. that's only because dude in the big hat was taken by trace atkins. >> "early start" continues right now. >>> new this morning, iran says they have captured an unmanned american drone after they say it came into restricteded airspace, but u.s. officials say they have accounted for all of their drones. >>> in 28 days your paycheck will get smaller. in 28 days your taxes will go up. a new proposal from republicans to keep us from plunging over that fiscal cliff. >>> four storms in one week. the west coast is getting hammered by rain. a live report is just minutes away. there is more rain headed your way if you're on the west coast. >>> if you're on the east coast. if you're on the west coast, hey, maybe go to bed. i'm christine romans in for tom berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it is tuesday, december 4th. >> we begin this morning with developing news from the middle east. iran telling the world that it has captured a u.s. drone. take a look at this video
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Dec 1, 2012 1:00am PST
. she told them the girl's father, dustin brown, had agreed to waive his parental rights. when veronica was born, it was matt who cut the umbilical cord. ever since, she lived with them in south carolina. >> i guess people think that we're not supposed to love her until the ink is dry. we're supposed to kind of care for her until, you know, everything is years down the line and she's adopted. >> reporter: they were heartbroken when just four months after they brought veronica home, her biological father filed for paternity and custody, even though he had already signed a legal document saying he would not contest veronica's adoption. he was able to do so thanks to a little-known federal law from 1978 called the indian child welfare act. you see, brown is part cherokee and a member of the cherokee nation, which means veronica is part cherokee, too. congress passed the law after finding 30% of indian children were being removed from their homes and almost all of them were being placed with non-indian families. the law is designed to keep indian children with indian family members
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
styles. >> my daughter, makaylamakayla, is very unhappy with her right now. >>> next up, gordon brown, on everything from the american economy, to the royal baby, to his personal mission about child labor. ♪ [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-potato chip decoy bag. then no one will want to steal the deliciousness. [ male announcer ] with a variety of tastes and textures, only chex mix is a bag of interesting. >>> gordon brown is making his mission to stop what he calls the new slavery. millions of children around the world forced to work at shockingly young ages. the former prime minister is serving as the u.n. envoy for global education. and he joins me now. welcome to you, gordon. >> good evening. >> this is a really disturbing report. 215 million children globally are believed to be at work, of which 15 of the 61 million who don't go to school, are child laborers. you, amid your horror, have come up with some possible solutions. tell me what you think we should be doing about this. >> i think we should ban child labor for young children. and i th
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